LANSING, MICH – The Michigan Farmers Market Association (MIFMA), a statewide association with a mission to advance farmers markets to create a thriving marketplace for local food and farm products, is hosting Farmers Market at the Capitol event on Tuesday, August 15 from 9 AM to 2 PM with an additional market on Tuesday, September 19.
Now in their 18th season, MIFMA’s Farmers Markets at the Capitol are a staple of downtown Lansing’s summer landscape. The markets offer the smell of local floral bouquets, the sweet taste of vine-ripened produce, and so much more. Shoppers have a cornucopia of products to choose from including fresh produce, jams, jellies, baked goods, honey, maple syrup, meat, salsas, dips, pickled products, soaps, and more. Visitors can also take advantage of numerous food trucks throughout the market day parked along Capitol Avenue.
“No Michigan summer is complete without a trip to the farmers market,” exclaims MIFMA Executive Director, Amanda Shreve. “With over 300 farmers markets across our state, there are ample opportunities to connect with Michigan farmers, stimulate the local economy as you purchase local food and farm products, and join the celebration of the health and wellbeing of our communities that are all essential components of farmers markets.”
The market accepts Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) Bridge Cards, Double Up Food Bucks, WIC Project FRESH, and Senior Market FRESH. MIFMA is committed to ensuring that all Michigan residents have access to the fresh, local fruits, vegetables and other food products sold at the market.
Sponsors for the August event include Michigan State University Federal Credit Union, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Greenstone Farm Credit Services, the Michigan Ag Council, Capital City Market, WKAR, Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD,) and the Lansing Symphony Orchestra.
To view a map listing all of the Farmers Market at the Capitol vendors and participating organizations, visit www.mifma.org/fmcap. To find a full list of farmers markets in Michigan, including those that accept food assistance benefits, visit www.mifma.org/find-a-farmers-market/.